OKC RedHawks allow seven home runs in loss to New Orleans Zephyrs

Zephyrs' homers enough for 9-5 victory.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm •  Published: July 7, 2012

— The Oklahoma City RedHawks were simply overpowered Saturday night as the New Orleans Zephyrs pounded seven home runs en route to a 9-5 victory.

Chris Coghlan and Luke Montz each hit two homers, with Coghlan starting the offensive barrage in the first inning.

New Orleans (47-43) took a 5-1 lead after three innings, never allowing the RedHawks to get closer than four runs.

Tom Koehler (9-7) pitched 5 1/3 innings for the victory, allowing two runs on nine hits and one walk.

RedHawks pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (2-2) allowed seven runs and five of the home runs over four innings.

Nick Green, Gaby Sanchez and Mike Cervenak also homered for New Orleans to help set the stadium record for homers in a game. It is also the third time in franchise history the Zephyrs homered seven times.

Oklahoma City (51-38) did scatter 13 total hits. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with three RBIs.

The RedHawks and Zephyrs finish their series on Sunday at 1 p.m. It's the final game before the All-Star break.


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